Dak Prescott’s MVP-level play elicits comparison to Aaron Rodgers’ dominance by Cowboys HC

The Dallas Cowboys, led by Dak Prescott, had a superb chance to move toward the leading spot in the NFC East by beating the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 9. However, they failed to capitalize on the opportunity by digesting a 23-28 loss against the divisional leader.

Nevertheless, the Cowboys didn’t lose hope and bounced back even more ferociously. In the last three games, they smashed the opponents with a winning margin of greater than 25 points. Prescott has undoubtedly been the protagonist behind this incredible feat. The team’s head coach, Mike McCarthy, even didn’t shy away from labeling him with New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers following his recent dominance on the field.

Mike McCarthy marvels at Dak Prescott’s streak

The Cowboys’ season has seen Prescott bear the brunt of scrutiny and adulation alike. In the aftermath of victories, praise flows effortlessly for the veteran’s leadership on the field. However, when the team falters, critics question whether he possesses the mettle to guide the franchise to a Super Bowl after a prolonged drought.

However, despite the external noise, McCarthy has always heaped praise on his quarterback. He highlighted the player’s status as the most scrutinized signal-caller he has encountered in his coaching career. As the Cowboys winning streak gets stronger, the coach has now drawn parallels between Dak’s current form and the stellar stretches of Rodgers during their tenure together with the Green Bay Packers.

During a post-match conference, Mike lauded the QB’s ability to navigate the field, citing clutch throws and strategic scrambles that set up scoring opportunities.

“I think the situational football really, really stood out. The clutch throws, particularly attacking the endzone. We just got to keep chugging, you know keep pounding away, [in] the run game. So that’s something that you always look at and want to improve on, but I think that the benefits of moving him [Prescott via scrambles to set up passes] and particularly the red zone, on the gold zone and some of the situational calls. I thought he was incredible.”

Unfortunately, A-Rod is now off the football field to rehab from his potential season-ending injury but Prescott is leaving no stone unturned to earn the feat of an elite quarterback like the Jets’ signal-caller. He posted impressive statistics over the past five games: 1,602 passing yards, 18 total touchdowns, and a mere two interceptions.

Cowboys dominate as Prescott throws four TDs against Commanders

The Cowboys’ explosive Week 12 performance against the Commanders was a statement of dominance in every aspect of the game. Their relentless offense, coupled with an impenetrable defense, eventually resulted in a resounding 45-10 victory.

A remarkable fourth-quarter surge saw the team amass 25 points to seize control when it mattered most. Prescott moonlighted as a hero on the offensive side by completing 22 of 32 passes for 331 yards and delivering four passing touchdowns. The veteran’s connection with wide receivers Brandin Cooks and KaVontae Turpin for two substantial touchdowns, both over 30 yards, showcased his deep-passing prowess and football acumen.

In the post-match conference, the signal-caller emphasized the Cowboys squad’s confidence in their game plan. He also highlighted their familiarity with plays dating back to spring training.

“We know what we want to do. We know how we want to attack. We know how we want to go at these different teams. We’re running plays that we’ve ran since the spring. Dressing them up different ways, giving them a different approach”, he said via CBS Sports.

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The dual-threat quarterback achieved a new feat by avoiding sacks in each of the franchise’s last three games against the New York Giants, Carolina Panthers, and Commanders. This outstanding performance earned him an impressive 97.0 grade from Pro Football Focus. It stands as the highest-graded game by any quarterback in 2023 and the top single-game grade by a quarterback since 2007

What’s your take on Dak Prescott’s recent resurgence? Tell us in the comments.

Maliha

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Maliha is an insightful sports writer with over a year of experience focusing on the NFL. Initially venturing into both NFL and NBA coverage, her journey began without a particular affinity for American football. However, her passion for the sport blossomed as she started following football more. Now, a huge NFL fan, Maliha meticulously follows every development within the league. She always wants to ensure her analysis is comprehensive and up-to-date to fellow readers.

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